Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): What you need to know

1: it evaluates the quality of schools

2: it reports on the progress made by schools

3: it supports schools that need help reaching success

The Illinois School Report Card shows the progress of schools on an array of metrics. Find data on your school here.

What’s New

Under Illinois’ #ESSA plan, there will be a BIG focus on #growth. Watch this science teacher explain: bit.ly/2ByciqF

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Do you want to know how your student’s school is doing?

Under #ESSA, the Illinois State Report Card will display the tier your school falls into and the type of supports that are being utilized by your school. This will take place during the 2018-19 school year.

Here are the tiers:
Tier 1-Exemplary School
Tier 2-Commendable School
Tier 3-Underperforming School
Tier 4-Lowest Performing School

To learn more about ESSA, go to reallearningil.org/essa-faqs/ See MoreSee Less

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Join us LIVE in Sandoval, IL for a conversation on #ESSA supports & interventions #equity See MoreSee Less

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Real Learning for Real Life was live. See MoreSee Less

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This program has been super successful at Denver Public Schools. Make sure you register for this webinar happening Thursday 12/7!

Register here: bit.ly/2AKpAUj See MoreSee Less

How can we strengthen the relationships between teachers & parents?

Join us & Achieve this Thursday, Dec. 7th at 9:00am to find out about an opportunity to bring a Parent Teacher Home Visit Program …

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  • ESSA Glossary Graphics
    Check out our infographics on key ESSA terms such as growth, proficiency, learning standards and assessments 
  • FAQ
    Learn more about what Illinois’ ESSA plan means for students and schools through our FAQs.
  • ESSA plan for ISBE
    The Illinois State Board of Education’s ESSA website is available here, including a full copy of the state’s plan.


  • Essence of ESSA Blog Series
    Coalition member, Advance Illinois, writes about how academic progress at Zion school shows promise of new system.
  • ESSA: A Better Recipe
    Learn more about the ingredients of ESSA in A Better Recipe. Coalition member, Stand for Children Illinois produced a video on the new law.
  • School Report Card
    Find important data about your school with the recently released Illinois School Report Card.